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unsatisfactory

adjective un·sat·is·fac·to·ry \-ˌsa-təs-ˈfak-t(ə-)rē\

: not good enough : not satisfactory

Full Definition of UNSATISFACTORY

:  not satisfactory
un·sat·is·fac·to·ri·ly \-t(ə-)rə-lē\ adverb
un·sat·is·fac·to·ri·ness \-t(ə-)rē-nəs\ noun

Examples of UNSATISFACTORY

  1. He was fired for unsatisfactory performance.
  2. <an unsatisfactory first attempt at building a birdhouse>

First Known Use of UNSATISFACTORY

circa 1650

Related to UNSATISFACTORY

Synonyms
bastard, bush, bush-league, crummy (also crumby), deficient, dissatisfactory, ill, inferior, lame, lousy, off, paltry, poor, punk, sour, suboptimal, subpar, substandard, unacceptable, bad, wack [slang], wanting, wretched, wrong
Antonyms
acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, fine, OK (or okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, standard, tolerable

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